Study of the field emitted by a source placed inside a two-dimensional left-handed metamaterial


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Bulu I., Caglayan H. , Aydin K., Ozbay E.

OPTICS LETTERS, vol.32, no.7, pp.850-852, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1364/ol.32.000850
  • Title of Journal : OPTICS LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.850-852

Abstract

We studied the properties of electromagnetic waves that were emitted from a source placed inside a left-handed medium based on a two-dimensional labyrinth. While the arguments of geometrical optics suggest that the field emitted from the source would be focused outside the left-handed medium no matter where the source was placed, our results proved the contrary. We found that the field emitted from the source was focused outside the left-handed medium when the source was placed inside the medium at a certain distance away from the interface. Moreover, our results showed that the field emitted from the source was focused on the subwavelength dimensions outside the left-handed medium. (c) 2007 Optical Society of America.